Mother and son charged with murder

A mother and son have appeared before a Scarborough Magistrate after both were jointly charged with the murder of Angkell Thomas.

Shelly-Ann ‘Empress’ Douglas, 46, and her 20-year-old son, Rodelle ‘Skeedo’ Douglas, both of Signal Hill, Tobago, stood before Senior Magistrate Indrani Cedeno, at the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on Monday, to answer to the charge.

Around 6 pm on Tuesday 21st August, 2018, 25-year-old Thomas of Bethel, Tobago, got into an altercation with a group of persons along Lambeau Signal Hill Road, Lambeau, during which he was stabbed.

The suspects escaped while the victim, who was taken to the Scarborough General Hospital by a passer-by, succumbed to his injuries the following day.

Both accused were initially arrested on Wednesday 22nd August, 2018, but were released pending inquiries.

The Douglases were rearrested on Friday and subsequently charged on Saturday following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Joan Honore-Paul.

Investigations were supervised by W/Cpl. Quashie George, while PC Hector, both of Homicide Bureau of Investigations Tobago, laid the charge.

The matter has been adjourned to Monday 1st July, 2019.

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